Definition : Scissors designed to cut plaster cast. These scissors are typically strong, handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel) curved or angled blades, with sharp and frequently serrated edges that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action); usually one blade is longer than the other and is finished in a narrow blunt tip, while the shorter blade has a wider, rounded tip. The blades are usually attached to handles with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin in the center.
Entry Terms : "Cast Scissors" , "Scissors, Orthopedic" , "Cutters, Cast" , "Cast Cutters"
UMDC code : 23031